Laboratory News

The Chameleon Interferometer

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Post Date: Fri, 04/21/2017

The Regal group recently met the challenge of measurements in an extreme situation...

How Cold Can a Tiny Drum Get?

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Post Date: Wed, 07/20/2016

––With laser cooling, to just 14 µK above absolute zero!

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Dancing to the Quantum Drum Song

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Post Date: Fri, 12/18/2015
News Source: JILA (read the full story)

Good Vibrations: The Experiment

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Post Date: Fri, 03/21/2014

The Regal-Lehnert collaboration has just taken a significant step towards the goal of one day building a quantum information network. Large-scale fiber-optic networks capable of preserving fragile...

News Source: JILA Communications (read the full story)

Entangling tiny drum's beat with microwaves

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Post Date: Fri, 10/04/2013

Researchers in the US have entangled the motion of a tiny mechanical drum with a microwave field. This is the first time that a macroscopic oscillator has been entangled and the work extends the...

News Source: Physics world (read the full story)

The Transporter

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Post Date: Fri, 03/22/2013

The Lehnert group has come up with a clever way to transport and...

News Source: JILA (read the full story)

NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Used as Quantum Memory

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Post Date: Fri, 03/22/2013

One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again—but in a 21st century microscopic...

News Source: NIST (read the full story)

Physicists bang the drum for quantum memory

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Post Date: Fri, 03/22/2013

Physicists in the US say they are the first to store – and then retrieve – quantum information in a...

News Source: Physics World (read the full story)

A classical oscillator takes the sideband route to the quantum ground state

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Post Date: Mon, 07/11/2011

Last year researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, demonstrated quantum effects in the motion of a macroscopic object. They achieved control of phonon energy states in a high-...

News Source: Physics Today (read the full story)

Quantum CT Scans

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Post Date: Wed, 06/01/2011

The Lehnert group and collaborators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently made what was essentially a CT scan of the quantum state of a microwave field. The...

News Source: JILA Highlight (read the full story)

Lehnert lab featured in: Measurement: Facing Heisenberg at the nanoscale

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Post Date: Mon, 06/01/2009

By measuring the motion of a nanomechanical oscillator with an extremely small error, researchers have passed a milestone on the road to measurements of position at the ultimate limit set by...

News Source: Nature Nanotechnology (read the full story)

First tunable, noiseless amplifier created

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Post Date: Mon, 10/20/2008

U.S. government scientists say they've created the first tunable "noiseless" amplifier -- an achievement that can boost the precision of quantum computing.

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First Tunable, 'Noiseless' Amplifier May Boost Quantum Computing, Communications

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Post Date: Mon, 10/20/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, have made the first tunable “noiseless...

News Source: Science Daily (read the full story)

All Quiet on the Amplifier Front

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Post Date: Wed, 10/01/2008

Fellow Konrad Lehnert needed a virtually noiseless amplifier to help with his experiments on nanoscale structures, so he invented one. Working with graduate student Manuel Castellanos-Beltran and...

News Source: JILA Highlight (read the full story)

Nanoartisans Search for Quantum Tremors

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Post Date: Thu, 07/10/2008

Nanoartisans Cindy Regal, John Teufel, and Konrad Lehnert have come up with a clever new way to observe ordinary (very small) things behaving quantum mechanically. They’ve tucked a nanomechanical...

News Source: JILA Highlight (read the full story)

Optomechanics: Push towards the quantum limit

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Post Date: Wed, 04/02/2008

Optomechanical set-ups use radiation pressure to manipulate macroscopic mechanical objects. Two experiments transfer this concept to the fields of superconducting microwave circuits and cold-atom...

News Source: Nature Physics (read the full story)